Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act finally granted Americans near-universal access to healthcare. The law massively expands Medicaid, and makes the program more accessible while altering its funding mechanisms. Subsidies are also offered to those who do not qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. The law also requires all Americans to purchase or otherwise obtain health insurance.

Commentary

Health Care and Emergency Room

Crying Wolf -- The Same Old Song on Health Care and Unions

April 29, 2009

Cry Wolf Quotes

[The government involvement in the economy] is so overwhelming and beyond anything we have ever seen, that we risk moving this country away from a government of the people to a government of the regulators.

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Thomas Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce

One of the principal impediments to job creation is uncertainty on the part of American companies, large and small. We've all watched as companies have sat on a lot of capital. They're uncertain about what tax policy is going to be. They're clearly uncertain about how health care costs. They're uncertain about all the regulations on capital markets.

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Thomas Donohue, President of the Chamber of Commerce

If we have more government involvement we’re going to have dramatically worse health care.

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Richard Scott, leader of Conservatives for Patients Rights former CEO of Hospital Corporation of America and current Florida Governor
03/03/2009 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

[I] vow[ed] to fight against socialized medicine….On healthcare, I agree with the President that we need to get costs under control…I can also say without hesitation, that the quality of healthcare in this county is second to none -- and sacrificing quality to achieve these necessary reforms is not acceptable. A single payer, government run healthcare system is the worst possible way to achieve this goal.

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Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
02/26/2010 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act